Category: News

Garden waste services to resume

Message from District Council: Garden waste – Service resumes next week Dear Garden Waste customers We have good news for you –  we are able to restart our garden waste collections from next week (beginning 15 February). Please share this news with your neighbours and your friends and family in the district. If you still […]

Citizens Advice help with Debt

Don’t despair! Citizens Advice can help you with debt When bills start piling up and multiplying, vague fears can turn into a paralysing panic for people experiencing money troubles. Turn to Citizens Advice, which has eighty years of experience in pulling people back from precipices. Your burden might seem overwhelming and impossible to resolve but […]

Covid-19 vaccine update and call for vaccinators

ELM TREE SURGERY Our surgery has been working alongside other practices in their group to roll out the vaccine in clinics being held at the Steam Museum in Swindon (next to the Outlet Centre) The venue is large enough to enable over 1000 people to be vaccinated each day which means the roll out speed […]

Coronavirus advice for those with animals and for accessing green spaces

Coronavirus advice for those with animals Just because I have been asked several times about dog walking etc, here is the latest government advice relating to dogs, other pets, vets, livestock etc. Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals – GOV.UK ( Advice on accessing green spaces Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on accessing green […]

Winter support for vulnerable households

Winter Support Scheme South Oxfordshire / Vale of White Horse District Councils have help for people who are struggling to afford food and stay warm this winter. The Winter Support scheme is available for households who have been hardest hit by the coronavirus pandemic.  Support is available in the form of advice, supermarket and fuel […]

Call for Citizens Advice volunteers, trustees and treasurer

Citizens Advice needs volunteer advisers We can all face problems that are too stressful or complicated to sort out alone. In 2019 our 150 volunteers advised over 11,000 people. We helped three quarters resolve their debt, benefits, employment and housing problems. We now need more advisers to help us during and after the Covid-19 crisis. […]

Covid Vaccine Scams

Scammers target residents with promise of coronavirus vaccine Residents are urged to be on their guard against scammers using the promise of a coronavirus vaccine to con them out of money. Criminals across the country are contacting people out of the blue with offers of a coronavirus vaccination. These approaches have been made by text […]

Stay at Home Guidance (04 Jan 2021)

The Stay at Home guidance can be found here National lockdown: Stay at Home – GOV.UK ( Click on the PDF document for a more thorough breakdown. If you need help during the lockdown, please contact me 01793 780329 / 07899 300496 Sue Nodder Chairman Watchfield Parish Council